If branches are caned upright as they grow a wonderful layered effect can be created.
Position: full sun to full shade; out of cold, drying winds - especially coastal winds
Soil: all soils, but avoid waterlogged areas; very dry soils will need extra watering
Eventual size: up to 1.5 metres, but can be pruned
Habit: deciduous, wide and spreading; dark green leaves turning yellow before falling
Suitable for: growing as a container plant - makes a great architectural specimen
All forms of Ginkgo biloba are extremely hardy and tolerant of a wide range of conditions. If planting in the ground we recommend using good planting compost with root grow and keeping the soil moist but not waterlogged for the first 6 months. Thereafter an annual top dressing with a good fertilizer is beneficial but not essential. Pruning is not necessary except when shaping is required and this should take place in the dormant period.
If planting in a container, use ericaceous compost mixed with 10% John Innes no. 3 added and feed through the growing period with a good general fertiliser - we use organic seaweed extract. If possible, try to avoid the pot freezing for prolonged periods in the winter months. Re-pot every 2-3 years into the next sized container.
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